A Mergers & Acquisitions Firm
Helping Business Owners Since 1999
The Vant Group Advantage
Get the Vant Group Advantage and discover our difference!
- We deliver the Five-Point Advantage to our clients: Selling a Business, Buying a Business, Business Valuation, Business Debt Funding and Business Advisory Services
- Founded in 1999
- Closed 80% of the businesses we listed vs. 38% Industry average
- Consistently sold business within 97% of the appraised price
- Closed 500+ business transactions for diverse businesses; including manufacturing, technology, energy, healthcare and service industries
- Established industry best practices as basis for two leading books on business transfer
- 20 years of buying and selling businesses for our own portfolio
The Vant Group Expertise
Providing Exit Strategies for Business Owners
Get the Vant Seller's Advantage. Selling a business is often the largest financial transaction of one’s life. More money can be gained or lost in the sale of a business than in any previous deal in which most business owners have been involved.
We sell over 80% of all listings sold at 97% of appraised price. Selling your business may very well be the largest financial transaction of your life—whether realized in gains or losses. The difference will be in how well your sell-side representative sources the best buyer and how accurately the value of your company is developed—and presented to that buyer. We specialize in companies with revenues between $1 – $25 million, and who have a goal to increase sales, improve profit margins, and enhance shareholder value. We offer the strongest sell-side performance metrics in the industry. We call it the Vant Seller’s Advantage. You’ll call hiring us your best call ever.
The advantage begins from the very start of the selling process—with the right questions. From there, your TVG Business Intermediary will provide a priority list of the most likely type of buyers—and how to best sell to each. Our experience enables us to anticipate each the financing needs, geographic requirements and priorities of each buyer type.
Our Value Goes Beyond Merely Searching for a Deal
Get the Vant Buyer's Advantage. Many small businesses are growing faster through acquisition than through sales. In addition, many executives are leaving their corporate careers to buy a business and live the American Dream!
The Vant Buyer's Advantage begins with the fact that we have bought and sold many of our own businesses. And we have provided buyer representation on hundreds of deals for our clients looking to buy—both individuals and strategic buyers looking to grow through acquisition. We also understand both sides of the business transfers desk—and other key variables such as funding, valuation and business advisory services.
At The Vant Group we have a passive and active approach of assisting buyers with finding qualified acquisition opportunities. With the passive approach, we will reach out to you to gather more information on the type of businesses you are looking to acquire. We will save your preferences and when an opportunity arises, we will send you an email with some high level information about the business. We have thousands of buyers that we work with, so if there’s something you see, act fast.
With the active approach we work with you to source, qualify, value, fund and close your next business acquisition. Whether you are an individual buyer looking to buy your first business or a Private Equity Group looking for deal flow, we have buyer representation designed for you. Our value goes beyond merely searching for a deal. We know how to navigate the mine field that is the small and lower middle market. Our strategic relationships with other Investment Banks, Business Brokers, CPA firms and Financial advisors allows us to tap into a network of business owners that are thinking about selling but not yet listed. And once we find the deal, we work to make sure that the numbers are in fact what they say they are. We help you structure the deal to increase the likelihood of financing. We work closely with the selling broker to close the deal so that your dreams of becoming a business owner become a reality. A buyer who decided to go it alone recently sent us this response when we followed up to see how his go it alone search went.
Setting the True Value Of Your Business Makes all the Difference
Get the Vant Valuation Advantage. Our clients obtain 95% of their asking price because our business valuations hold water–no matter who tries to poke holes.
A business valuation is an appraisal or determination of the value of a certain asset on a specific date. TVG offers business valuations for buyers, sellers and professionals. First, it reaches an accurate value conclusion. Second, it clearly and convincingly establishes how the conclusion was reached. A good valuation can be successfully defended and supported under critical scrutiny. Quality valuations are performed by experienced, capable appraisers. The Vant Group prides itself on its professional experience and expertise in the field of corporate valuations.
Get the Kind of Business Debt Funding You Need
Get the Vant Funding Advantage. We close 90% of the transactions we manage, based on our large network of qualified lenders and attention to detail.
One of the most vital elements to starting or growing a successful business is securing the right funding package for your precise needs—when you need it--and in the required amount. However, lenders today use a high degree of scrutiny and the difference in getting approved or not can depend on how your application is developed and to which lenders it is submitted.
We listen closely to your business goals, opportunities and limitations—and then help source the type of loan for your business. We work with a large network of diverse lenders--and understand what each is looking for in order to approve your loan application.
We have closed more than hundreds of business transactions, across many types of business loan needs. The kind of loans we most commonly source for our clients include:
• Startup Businesses
• Growth and Working Capital
• Business Acquisitions
• Owner-Occupied Real Estate
You need Accurate Answers to Important Questions in any Phase of your Business Operations
Get the Vant Advisory Advantage. Over our many years in the business, we have refined a set of proven business advisory services that can make your business more efficient, with higher profits, lower costs and ultimately higher value!
Our Experience Is Your Best Guarantee
Our goal is to work closely with the owner and management team to build strategies that can be executed successfully across key areas of an organization to increase performance metrics and brand value. We specialize in companies with revenues between $1 – $25 million, and who have a goal to increase sales, improve profit margins, and enhance shareholder value.
We are very pleased to have completed 500 plus business transactions to date, with an overall transactional value exceeding $500 million. We have worked with companies in the manufacturing, technology, energy, healthcare, and service industries. We are confident that the Vant Business Advisors can make a significant impact on your business.
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It was a real pleasure to deal with The Vant Group, as Alex is very professional and actually sold our business much quicker than initially expected. We would highly recommend their brokerage services to anyone in need.
Once the business was officially listed for sale, they brought two very well qualified prospective buyers within ten days. Both made outstanding offers. Alex was astute enough to know when to be directly involved in the negotiations, and when to allow the buyer/seller private negotiations.
The Vant Group was able to find several qualified buyers in a very short period of time and did so very discretely. Their advice and management of the negotiations and sale were excellent. Their assistance in the entire process facilitated a very smooth sale and transition of ownership.